Nirmalya Dutta

Nirmalya Dutta

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Nirmalya Dutta is the Web Editor of The Free Press Journal.

Stories By Nirmalya Dutta

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav for millennials: The anti-Hindutva secular champion who ran out of tricks

“Jab tak rahega samosa mein aloo…”

Why Americans refused to fully swallow the Blue Pill

Why Americans refused to fully swallow the Blue Pill

Received wisdom says that if there wasn’t a coronavirus pandemic, Trump would be waltzing back into the White House

What Baba Ka Dhaba fraud allegations teaches us about life, humans, and humanity

What Baba Ka Dhaba fraud allegations teaches us about life, humans, and humanity

The milk of human kindness is much like magic realism. It’s a fabulous fictional plot, but rarely the full story. It’s important to keep ...Read More

Sean Connery as James Bond

‘Ek Martini. Milakar Nahi. Hilakar’: How Sean Connery helped James Bond become a global icon

How a working-class lad became the epitome of suave, male sexuality

Nonsensical Nemo: What’s an Instagram activist?

Nonsensical Nemo: What’s an Instagram activist?

The first Instagram activist was spotted during the Net Neutrality debate, despite not knowing how many bytes equal one gigabyte, but wer...Read More

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal destroys Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win 13 titles in Paris and equal Federer’s 20 slams

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal destroys Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win 13 titles in Paris and equal Federer’s 20 slams

Normalcy has been hard to come by in the post-Covid-19 world. Yet, we got a tiny taste of it as Rafael Nadal systematically dismantled No...Read More

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘many Indians don’t care for Dalits…’ quip shows Cong’s inability to change

Rahul Gandhi had said: “Give me free press and free institutions and this government won't last long.” One wonders how an ostensibly free...Read More

Back in Black Holes: This year's Physics Nobel again shows Universe was understood in Albert Einstein’s head

Back in Black Holes: This year's Physics Nobel again shows Universe was understood in Albert Einstein’s head

If space was conceived in a Hollywood basement, the universe was understood in Albert Einstein’s head.

Opinion: Why do some rapes, lynchings and suicides get more coverage than others?

Opinion: Why do some rapes, lynchings and suicides get more coverage than others?

To paraphrase George Orwell: "All rapes, suicides and lynchings are equal, but some rapes, suicides and lynchings are more equal than oth...Read More

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and LK Advani

L K Advani for millennials: How BJP’s Iron Man re-shaped Indian politics

The August 5 coronation – one year after Article 370 Abrogation – saw two of BJP’s core premises achieved. A third, the Universal Civil C...Read More

13 years of 2007 World Cup T20 win – where are Dhoni’s boys now in 2020?

13 years of 2007 World Cup T20 win – where are Dhoni’s boys now in 2020?

13 years ago, on this day, India won the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of a young man named MS Dhoni, which heralded a new era for no...Read More

Nonsensical Nemo: Manchester United will suck as long as the Glazers are there and it’s time to accept that

Nonsensical Nemo: Manchester United will suck as long as the Glazers are there and it’s time to accept that

When Albert Camus argued that one must consider Sisyphus happy because that was the only way to reconcile with the absurd meaninglessness...Read More

PM Modi

Why the Indian commentariat need to get over its Panglossian-Kafkaesque discourse about PM Modi

Everything is viewed through the Sith-like absolutist prism, where the Prime Minister’s actions evoke either Panglossian optimism or Kafk...Read More

Nonsensical Nemo: Why Mallika Sherawat deserves 'full Marx' for her 'wrongly-set' chessboard

Nonsensical Nemo: Why Mallika Sherawat deserves 'full Marx' for her 'wrongly-set' chessboard

Miss Sherawat's chess board is a stinging criticism of reality, patriarchy, oppression, oppressive structures and society in general.

Wakanda Forever: Why Chadwick Boseman’s death felt so personal

Wakanda Forever: Why Chadwick Boseman’s death felt so personal

The moral arc of the universe is long, particularly for black people in America, who still have to demand simple things like not being sh...Read More

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: From Man City to Man Utd to PSG – which club is he most likely to join?

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: From Man City to Man Utd to PSG – which club is he most likely to join?

2020 really is the year when the world broke down. From Liverpool winning the Premier League after 30 years to a pandemic stopping everyt...Read More

Why it’s time to get over our fear of coronavirus

Why it’s time to get over our fear of coronavirus

Even accounting for unreported deaths, the coronavirus coverage from even mainstream outlets, held in high esteem, has been horrendous.

Tryst with destiny: Why MS Dhoni truly epitomises the idea of a new India

Tryst with destiny: Why MS Dhoni truly epitomises the idea of a new India

Enigmatic Frenchman Eric Cantona once said: “I didn’t play against a particular team. I play against the idea of losing.” That’s why, as...Read More

Nonsensical Nemo: Bayern Munich spanks Barcelona 8-2 - Why Messi and Co’s humiliation always feels so good

Nonsensical Nemo: Bayern Munich spanks Barcelona 8-2 - Why Messi and Co’s humiliation always feels so good

As a tribal football fan, there are few joys in life that compare to watching the annihilation of Barcelona in a football match.While tik...Read More

Bengaluru riots gives us a glimpse of how we came from Nehru’s India to Modi’s India

Bengaluru riots gives us a glimpse of how we came from Nehru’s India to Modi’s India

To understand how far political discourse has come in India – how the Overton window has been stretched – one simply has to look at the m...Read More

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